What’chya talkin’ about, Willis?

I am saddened to hear that Gary Coleman died today at age 42. I know he had a troubled adulthood, but his childhood years as an entertainer were influential. So much so my daughter says Arnold Jackson’s famous catch phrase “What’chya talkin’ about, Willis?”, even though she was born over 20 years after Diff’rent Strokes […]

Even my 3-year-old loves YouTube

Ella is always begging me to play some of her favorite YouTube videos. We have found quite a few interesting videos on there, but this is by far her favorite: Here are two more of her faves:

What if I had bought Apple stock instead?

NPR was talking about this blog post where the writer shows how much he would have profited if he had bought Apple stock instead of their products over the years, it’s brilliant. However, the whole time I was listening to the story I was kicking myself knowing that I had been buying Microsoft stock all […]

Honesty is the best customer service

Our furnace went out on us and its been an interesting adventure getting heat back in our house. We clearly hired the wrong company  – GIbson’s Heating and Plumbing. While all three guys they sent to our house were nice and professional, we never felt like we were being told the whole story and were […]

Lady Gaga = Boy George?

Two of my favorite things…

A goal stood before Siddhartha…

A goal stood before Siddhartha, a single goal: to become empty, empty of thirst, empty of wishing, empty of dreams, empty of joy and sorrow. Dead to himself, not to be a self any more, to find tranquility with an emptied heard, to be open to miracles in unselfish thoughts, that was his goal. Once […]

Fascinating facts about toilets

The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency. Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of […]

Shutter Island is pleasantly disturbing

I saw Shutter Island at the dollar theater the other day (Of course tickets are $2, but “two dollar theater” is not nearly as catchy.) Shutter Island is Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a US Marshal investigating an escape from a mental facility for the criminally insane. It was pretty fascinating – […]

Date Night on date night

Erin and I had a impromptu date night on Saturday (thanks Grandma Becky!), and it seemed a no-brainer to do our usual dinner and a movie. It also seemed fitting if our date night movie was Date Night, the comedy starring two of our favorites Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. It did not disappoint, those […]